1 unwilling to meet people and talk to them, especially in a way that seems unfriendly or rude: a child who was aggressive and anti-social2 an activity that is anti-social does not give you the chance to meet other people: The job's OK, but I have to work very anti-social hours.3 anti-social behaviour shows a lack of concern for other people: Smoking cigarettes in public is increasingly considered anti-social.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.
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